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The Big 3 Macronutrients: Carbs, Proteins & Fat

  Nutrients – macronutrients and micronutrients –  are needed for everything- growth, metabolism, cellular functions, hormone production and so many other vital functions. “Macro” means large, so macronutrients are needed in large amounts in the diet as opposed to micronutrients such as the mineral iodine which are needed in much smaller quantities. Macronutrients are needed for […]

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Determining Proper Portion Size

Proper portion size means proper balance of macronutrients- protein, carbohydrates and fats, and control of caloric intake. A portion – as opposed to a serving size, which is stated on a Nutrition Facts Panel or in the Food Guide – is the amount of food you actually eat in one sitting. Determining portion sizes helps […]

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Get Started With Real Foods

Real foods are foods that are as close to its natural state as possible. An organic chicken you have to cook yourself is more real than chicken nuggets or chicken from a can. Whole ripe tomatoes or sweet potatoes are far more whole and healthier than sweet potato chips fried in canola oil or pre-made tomato sauce filled with additives, colours and preservatives.

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Resolutions

Resolutions- 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in 2017

I love the start of a New Year- there’s so much possibility and excitement that surrounds this time of year. If you’re like me, you’ve reflected on the things you want more of in your life and have created some resolutions around them. Whether you’ve created a one-word theme for the year (thank you Gretchen […]

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Happy New Year! (I love this time of year)

Happy New Year! Like the beginning of the school year signals the end of summer and a return to routine, the New Year is synonymous with a time to make changes in one’s life. These changes are often centered on the idea of self –improvement in the area of health, relationships, finance, or fitness. The […]

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Healthy Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Survival Guide 2016  It’s holiday time!  We all want to celebrate this time of year with healthy holiday celebrationsWe’re all tempted to indulge and eat too many things that taste good but leave us feeling bad.  Often we promise ourselves to begin a clean eating plan or diet right after the holidays.  Unfortunately the […]

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